Speaking for Ourselves is a 27-minute documentary that profiles five Lesbian and Gay youth who represent a diversity of cultures and backgrounds. By associating names and faces with critical issues, viewers learn about the challenges of substance abuse, teen suicide, HIV/AIDS, homelessness, survival prostitution and malicious harassment. Additionally, Speaking for Ourselves highlights self-determined young people whose activism leads to family reconciliation and successful peer education. This documentary provides an opportunity to experience their courage, keen intellect and deep compassion.

John Mifsud and Ann Coppel were the award-winning team equally involved in writing, producing and directing Speaking for Ourselves. Together, they created this opportunity for young people to tell their stories about strength and adversity so that a mass audience might benefit from these experiences.

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